The magic of a forest walk

2023-03-17T07:20:05+02:00January 4th, 2023|

Today I had some worries and thus some emotions to tackle and walking has always helped me letting emotions course through my body. So at lunchtime, I took myself on a swift walk. It was stormy, but the wind settled into the tree tops as soon as I got into the woods. Suddenly I heard a noise I couldn’t place and it made me jump. A dog? A boar? I stopped and looked around. Nothing. I walked on and it seemed that my senses were heightened. I heard some squeaky noises I couldn’t really place eithe [...]


2023-03-17T07:20:25+02:00December 30th, 2022|

I am participating at @bethkempton Winter Writing Sanctuary and loving it. Here's a poem inspired by the prompts about FRAGMENTS Numbers In the forest B13 the loop around my house 8 made by shapes in the bark 2022 carved by a tourist 1, 2, 3, my steps follow my breathing 10.000 thoughts slowly dissipating 4 formed by the fallen leaves I think I should play the lottery with them Numbers In the forest [...]

The water

2023-03-17T07:20:41+02:00December 29th, 2022|

I am participating at @bethkempton Winter Writing Sanctuary and loving it. Here's a poem inspired by the first day's prompt. THE WATER The water tugs at my hair my lips are turning blue It is dangerous but I'm having a boo Where will it take me will I arrive before the night It is cold but I'm warm inside The water is moving and I am lingering It is soothing but I'm almost drowning Where will I end up what am I trying to find It is a mystery but I want to stay behind The water is cleansing it w [...]

Forest Talk

2022-12-31T13:05:34+02:00December 24th, 2022|

I have signed up for another writing workshop by @bethkempton called Winter Writing Sanctuary. It starts on the 28th and it's free. Today we received some warm up exercises and here's the poem that emerged from it. FOREST TALK She puts on her gloves and her purple bonnet She stomps her boots and start humming a sonnet The air is cold her feet start moving fast into the forest where things calm down at last The birds say 'welcome' and the forest greets her with a smell She comes alive in this pl [...]

33 things to do when it rains

2022-04-30T19:42:24+02:00May 28th, 2021|

The weather has not been so nice lately. But rainy days do have its charm. Yes they do! Here are 33 things to do when it rains. And I'm sure you can come up with 34 more. Try it! Go hiking in the woods (it rains less in the woods). Go jogging. Sure, you get wet, but it's great to run in the rain and you get to take a warm shower afterwards. Play board games: when was the last time you played a board game (Monopoly, Risk, etc)? or even cards? This is fun with kids but also among adults. So organ [...]

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